Trip reference number: NUSV
Trip Operator: G Adventures
From natural wonders to classic North American culture, this 19-day road trip along America’s West Coast hits all the highlights. You’ll gain a new appreciation for Mother Nature standing at the foot of some of the tallest trees in the world in Redwood National Park. Then experience elevation on a different gradient gazing up the impossibly steep streets of San Francisco. This is your perfect journey along the Pacific.
Day 1 Seattle
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Seattle/Portland (1B)
Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city.
Day 3 Portland/Bend (1B, 1L)
After enjoying the quirkiness of Portland, continue on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Opt to canoe, kayak or check out one of the region’s famous breweries.
Day 4 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park.
Day 5 Redwood National Park/Sonoma County (1B, 1L, 1D)
Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel down the coast before driving inland through California wine country. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards en route before camping for the night outside of beautiful Napa Valley.
Day 6 Sonoma County/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe, a jewel of the Sierra Nevadas. Known for it’s crystal clear waters and sweeping mountain views, it is truly a nature-lover’s paradise. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake€tivities or relaxing.
Day 7 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park’s magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
Day 8 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.
Day 9 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America’s most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or explore the city by bicycle.
Day 10 San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 11 San Francisco/Morro Bay (1D)
Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Arrive in time for sunset on Morro Bay.
Day 12 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California’s most glamorous city.
Day 13 Los Angeles
Enjoy a free day in LA. Opt to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city.
Day 14 Los Angeles/San Diego
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. In San Diego, soak up the sun on Mission Beach or try one of the many water sports California is known for.
In the evening, head to the Gaslamp Quarter District for dinner and live music. When the sun sets, watch the area come alive with numerous pubs and nightclubs.
Day 15 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the scenery of the Mojave and the Colorado deserts, massive rock formations, and thousands of Joshua trees. Take a short hike amongst the boulders and the regions distinctly unique flora. Later, cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Day 16 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1D)
Hit the road to get some kicks on Route 66. Dive into historic Americana and enjoy lunch at a famous joint and see if you can spot all the movie memorabilia. Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim for a breathtaking experience at the Grand Canyon.
Day 17 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, or check out a museum.
Day 18 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon taking in final sights of this grand park. Just outside the park, stop for breakfast at a local Navajo food truck supported by Planeterra. Then drive through the desert to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.
Day 19 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)
Break a sweat with a quick hike to majestic Horseshoe Bend. Continue the journey through Arizona, Utah and Nevada en route to Las Vegas. Tour ends upon arrival to Las Vegas. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening.
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